Time called on a shabby Stevenage ‘landmark’

PUBLISHED: 17:02 29 March 2015

Age Concern UK portacabin being removed. Credit Jeremy Williams

Age Concern UK portacabin being removed. Credit Jeremy Williams


A weathered ‘temporary’ cabin which served Stevenage’s elderly community for decades was finally towed away on Sunday.

The shack which stood next to the town’s central library in Southgate was used by the Stevenage branch of Age Concern for more than 20 years.

The organisation moved to a new base in Swingate House in Danestrete last July after it became impractical to maintain the building.

Jeremy Williams, who lives in The Towers nearby, spotted the cabin being loaded onto a lorry.

He said: “It’s been here as long as I’ve lived in my flat and it looks strange now that it has gone.

“I watched a crane load it on to a lorry but it didn’t all go to plan because they ended up smashing it into a lampost.”

It continues to offer a full range of services from its new offices, according to its vice chair Sam Edwards.

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